The cable pattern on these was originally inspired by a brick footpath (although I did simplify it to fit onto socks). I have shown mine in a nearly solid yarn, but because it uses slipped stitches it will also stand up to a bit of variegation.
The pattern assumes familiarity with cabling and basic cuff-down sock construction techniques. It will go a lot faster if you know how to work cables without a cable needle - I have not included a tutorial for this in the pattern since there are a number of good ones, such as this one
, already available. The cable pattern is currently provided only in charted form.
You'll want to have approximately 100 g of fingering-weight yarn available (size XL may want to have a bit more for tall socks).
Three sizes are included:
Small/Medium (64 stitch cuff, to fit approximately 8 inch foot)
Large (72 stitch cuff, to fit approximately 9 inch foot)
Extra Large (80 stitch cuff, to fit approximately 10 inch foot)
These fit tighter than a stockinette sock with the same stitch count and the cable pattern is fairly inelastic, so if you are between sizes it’s best to choose the larger one.
If you’re printing the pattern in black and white, you’ll want to make note of the highlighted columns on the chart.